• Next Chapter Please!

    There is more than a hint of Groundhog Day about stay at home parenting, routine rules and things happen in a certain order at a certain time, neglect routine at your own peril. Nothing is more repetitive than reading the same turgid books over and over and over again. As anyone with a baby knows these Read More

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  • Date Night

    There are two words that are guaranteed to perk up even the most frazzled parent, no not “double espresso” and definitely not “one more?” I am of course talking about Date Night, a night to book a babysitter/reluctant friend/guilt ridden relative, forget you are a parent, pretend you can still hold a decent conversation and Read More

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  • Forgive Me Fathers For I Am About to Sin

    Parents are clambering over themselves to pay tribute to their children, nothing says “I love you” like a status update, a popular one being something along the lines of “a year ago today (insert generic baby name) came into our lives and I can honestly say it’s been the best year of our lives”. Honestly? The best? Read More

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  • 10 Little Words

    Every 6 months the park/cafe/park routine is rudely interrupted with a visit to the child health nurse. The child health nurse is a smiley lady who as far as I can tell spends her day reassuring overzealous parents that their children are not too tall, small, fat, thin, independent, needy, fast, slow, over-slept, under-slept, she is Read More

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  • parklife

    Throughout my time with Max there has been one constant, and I’m not talking about our daily dose from Dr Phil, I mean our daily trip to the park. We consider ourselves to be park connoisseurs. There are a range of factors that separate a good park from a truly great park; the ratio of Read More

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